Amid continued overall linear TV industry viewership declines, CBS won another prime-time season -- averaging 5.92 million Nielsen-measured viewers.
CBS was down 5% from a year ago. It posted eight of the top ten and the top four entertainment series: “NCIS” followed by “FBI,” “Blue Bloods” and “Young Sheldon” -- all averaging more than 11 million viewers.
NBC landed in second place, down 13% to 5.27 million. Two of its shows -- “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” -- were in fifth and eighth place, respectively.
A year ago, NBC had both the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics during the 2021-2022 TV season.
Fox, which slipped 1% to 4.45 million, aired the Super Bowl in the current season.
ABC dipped 2% to 4.14 million.
Overall, homes using television (HUTs) and Persons Using Television during prime time were both down 9% to 20.2%.
HUT/PUT represents homes using TV or persons using TV at a particular time.
These results are from September 29, 2022 to May 23, 2023 for Nielsen's “most current” data of all content, which includes 35-day windows where possible.
Other networks: Univision was down 14% to 1.28 million viewers; Telemundo, sinking 6% to 937,000 and CW 17% lower to 548,000.